Capella University National Health Care PPT Assignment
In this assessment, you will consider everything you have learned in this course, including the history of the U.S.
health care system, reimbursement methodologies, technology, and operational concerns. Make an argument,
grounded in research, for whether or not the United States should implement national health insurance. Reviewing
the media piece National Health Care Trade-Offs | Transcript before beginning your assessment may help you to
better understand what areas of a national health insurance program you believe are most important, as well as the
trade-offs needed to pursue your priorities.
Also, make sure to consult the scoring guide to make sure you are meeting the communication criteria and
achieving at your desired rubric level.
Create an 8–12 slide PowerPoint within the context of a brown bag session for colleagues at your current
organization or an organization for which you would like to work. The goal of this session is to share innovations and
ideas on a truly national health insurance system in the United States, as well as the legislative, economic, and
logistical considerations and trade-offs of your plan.
Include the following in your PowerPoint:
1. Explain how legislation has supported or failed to support national health insurance in the United States.
1. Discuss the impact of Medicare and Medicaid on the health care system.
2. Determine the feasibility of expanding Medicare and Medicaid into a national health insurance
available for all Americans.
2. Analyze the implications of national health insurance on access, utilization, technological advancements, cost,
and growth in the United States. (Competency 2)
1. Identify access, utilization, technology, cost, and growth concerns resulting from national health
2. Analyze the pros and cons of national health insurance in the United States and determine the
feasibility of national health insurance in the United States based on the pros and cons.
3. Explain the necessary reimbursement changes that would be required to transition to national health
insurance in the United States. (Competency 3)
1. Apply the reimbursement methods of national health insurance to the United States health care
2. Determine the feasibility of those reimbursement methods in the United States health care system.
4. Explain the necessary operational changes that would be required to transition to national health insurance in
the United States. (Competency 4)
1. Apply the operational practices of national health insurance to the United States health care system.
2. Explain how the practices of physicians, hospitals, insurers, patients, and the government would each
change to transition to national health insurance.
3. Determine the feasibility of those operational changes in the United States health care system.
5. Write following APA style for in-text citation, quotes, and references. (Competency 5)
1. Determine the proper application of APA formatting requirements and scholarly writing standards.
2. Assess the relevance and credibility of information sources.
6. Write clearly and logically, with correct use of spelling, grammar, punctuation, and mechanics. (Competency
1. Apply the principles of effective composition.
2. Determine the proper application of the rules of grammar and mechanics.
Written and visual communication: Ensure content is clear, with correct spelling, grammar, and syntax, and
well organized to support orderly exposition of content. The writing and visuals should enhance the message.
Avoid errors that detract from the message.
PowerPoint slide formatting:
Write each slide, except the title and references slides, with a bold headline and up to seven bullet
Use as few words in each bullet point as needed to convey your message. Think of them as
Enter all details and supporting information in the Notes area below the slides.
Length: Compose 12–18 slides.
References: Cite at least three current scholarly or professional resources.
APA formatting: Use APA style for references and citations. Remember to use in-text citation just as you
would in a paper-style written assignment. You may find it helpful to consult the following resources:
APA Style and Format.
You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes.
Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages.
Likewise, large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and any other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are unacceptable, wasteful of trees, and will not fool your professor.
The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument.
ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE CLASS
Discussion Questions (DQ)
Initial responses to the DQ should address all components of the questions asked, include a minimum of one scholarly source, and be at least 250 words.
Successful responses are substantive (i.e., add something new to the discussion, engage others in the discussion, well-developed idea) and include at least one scholarly source.
One or two sentence responses, simple statements of agreement or “good post,” and responses that are off-topic will not count as substantive. Substantive responses should be at least 150 words.
I encourage you to incorporate the readings from the week (as applicable) into your responses.
Your initial responses to the mandatory DQ do not count toward participation and are graded separately.
In addition to the DQ responses, you must post at least one reply to peers (or me) on three separate days, for a total of three replies.
Participation posts do not require a scholarly source/citation (unless you cite someone else’s work).
Part of your weekly participation includes viewing the weekly announcement and attesting to watching it in the comments. These announcements are made to ensure you understand everything that is due during the week.
APA Format and Writing Quality
Familiarize yourself with APA format and practice using it correctly. It is used for most writing assignments for your degree. Visit the Writing Center in the Student Success Center, under the Resources tab in LoudCloud for APA paper templates, citation examples, tips, etc. Points will be deducted for poor use of APA format or absence of APA format (if required).
Cite all sources of information! When in doubt, cite the source. Paraphrasing also requires a citation.
I highly recommend using the APA Publication Manual, 6th edition.
Use of Direct Quotes
I discourage overutilization of direct quotes in DQs and assignments at the Masters’ level and deduct points accordingly.
As Masters’ level students, it is important that you be able to critically analyze and interpret information from journal articles and other resources. Simply restating someone else’s words does not demonstrate an understanding of the content or critical analysis of the content.
It is best to paraphrase content and cite your source.
For assignments that need to be submitted to LopesWrite, please be sure you have received your report and Similarity Index (SI) percentage BEFORE you do a “final submit” to me.
Once you have received your report, please review it. This report will show you grammatical, punctuation, and spelling errors that can easily be fixed. Take the extra few minutes to review instead of getting counted off for these mistakes.
Review your similarities. Did you forget to cite something? Did you not paraphrase well enough? Is your paper made up of someone else’s thoughts more than your own?
Visit the Writing Center in the Student Success Center, under the Resources tab in LoudCloud for tips on improving your paper and SI score.
The university’s policy on late assignments is 10% penalty PER DAY LATE. This also applies to late DQ replies.
Please communicate with me if you anticipate having to submit an assignment late. I am happy to be flexible, with advance notice. We may be able to work out an extension based on extenuating circumstances.
If you do not communicate with me before submitting an assignment late, the GCU late policy will be in effect.
I do not accept assignments that are two or more weeks late unless we have worked out an extension.
As per policy, no assignments are accepted after the last day of class. Any assignment submitted after midnight on the last day of class will not be accepted for grading.
Communication is so very important. There are multiple ways to communicate with me:
Questions to Instructor Forum: This is a great place to ask course content or assignment questions. If you have a question, there is a good chance one of your peers does as well. This is a public forum for the class.
Individual Forum: This is a private forum to ask me questions or send me messages. This will be checked at least once every 24 hours.